In this original paperback, the black-and-white images of master photographer Ansel Adams eloquently portray the dramatic beauty of the Grand Canyon and the American Southwest.
Save only for his Yosemite "home place", the magnificent landscape of the Southwest was the favored subject of Ansel Adams, and he visited the region frequently throughout his life. It was there, in the early 1930s, that he decided to make photography his life''s work. Included are a selection of Adams'' iconic images of the Southwest as well as some less well known works, ranging from the Rio Grande in Texas to Death Valley in California. His photographs of the Grand Canyon, one of America''s most popular (and most visited) national parks, are a particular focus of the book. The pictures are complemented by an introduction by Andrea Stillman and a selection of Adams'' vivid letters about the region. In a letter to Alfred Stieglitz he writes, "It is all very beautiful and magical here -- a quality which cannot be described. You have to live it and breathe it, let the sun bake it into you. The skies and land are so enormous, and the detail so precise and exquisite...".
The third in a successful series of original paperbacks (more than 140,000 copies sold to date), The Grand Canyon and the Southwest will be an ideal memento or gift for the millions of people who visit the American Southwest each year.
In a career that spanned five decades, Ansel Adams was both America''s foremost landscape photographer and one of its most respected environmental leaders. Andrea G. Stillman, who worked with Ansel Adams in the 1970s, has edited many of the Adams books published since his death, including the recent Ansel AdamsCalifornia.